Story: Sheep farming

High-fertility Finn sheep

High-fertility Finn sheep

A way to increase lamb production is to improve lambing percentages. Finns, which are highly fertile, were imported to improve the fecundity of the country’s traditional breeds through cross-breeding.

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Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, 'Sheep farming - Recently introduced breeds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16669/high-fertility-finn-sheep (accessed 19 September 2019)

Story by Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 3 Mar 2015